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THERE IS NO BODY CAVITY THAT CANNOT BE REACHED WITH A 14 GAUGE NEEDLE AND A GOOD STRONG ARM.

What are books that you've read that explain/describe professions and what they're really like?

I'm rereading The House of God and yeah, it's pretty much spot on for being a medical intern - regardless of the fact it was written about 30years ago. I usually get horrendously depressed by the time I'm halfway through the book and the way he writes irks me what with the lack of punctuation and run on sentences but it's still pretty damn awesome.

I was wondering if people who've read it and aren't interested in med etc found it as... interesting? It's the book that kinda gets handed around when someone decides they want to do med as an 'are you sure you want to get into this' warning.

The Laws of the House of God are awesome. This is a review on the book 30 years on by a med student in the New Zealand Medical Student Journal.

The back-cover of the book says it has done for the doctor's art what Catch-22 did for the art of war and that's kinda the type of books I'm asking about. The Nanny Diaries and The Devil Wears Prada also come to mind.

x-posted to 0bsessed_reader
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